Design Criticism

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A Chicago Tribune Geek-Out !

A crazy quilt of material concerning aspects of the Chicago Tribune that have injected themselves into J.J. Sedelmaier's personal and professional life.

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Bread & Circus: Ignorance & Brand Participation in TV Advertising

“Bread and Circus” referred to they way the Roman emperor would hand out cheap food and entertainment as a way to gain popularity with the common people. And yet today, it’s this same model that should replace the lingering plague of 30-second TV spots.

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The Mighty Pen’s Latest Victim: Logo Design

Panels, pundits, talking heads and trolls. No, it's not an open casting call for a new season of Game of Thrones; it's our current hypercritical media environment. And its latest victim? Logo design.

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Print Will Never Die!! Part II

"TipoItalia" is published by the dedicated curators and scholars at Tipoteca Italiana, and "The Quarterly" is published by Design Observer.

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Myths America

Magazine advertising, especially in the postwar '40s and early '50s, presented the lily-white world in a neat mythic package.

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A Mark for Freedom

A competition to provide the anti-Putin Open Russia movement with a new logo has been announced.

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Tall Tale for Small Car

Dominik Imseng, author of “Ugly Is Only Skin-Deep,” discusses DDB's legendary Volkswagen ads.